Monday, October 13, 2014

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Time™ Calendar of Events for Oct. 17-19, 2014

By Diane Chase, author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™


The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for October 17-19, 2014.  Best Bet! 

Calendar of Events October 17-19, 2014


Adirondack High Peaks/Tri-Lakes and Beyond - What to do with kids, family in Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, Malone, Paul Smiths, Bloomingdale, Gabriels, Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, Keene, Keene Valley New York (NY)

Central Adirondack Family Time – including What to do with kids, family in Cranberry Lake, Newcomb, Thendara , Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Old Forge, North Creek, Star Lake, Croghan, Woodgate, Minnehaha, Indian Lake and Inlet New York (NY)

Southern Adirondack Family Time – What to do with kids, family in Schroon Lake, Whitehall and Lake George, Caroga Lake, Mayfield, Lake Luzerne, Piseco, Northville, Bolton Landing, Gloversville, Thurman, Warrensburg, Hague New York (NY)

Champlain Valley, Adirondack Lakes Family Time – What to do with kids, family in Ausable Forks, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Westport, Port Henry, Elizabethtown, Keeseville, Wadams, Essex and Plattsburgh New York (NY)

High Peaks/Tri-Lakes Region and Beyond 


Friday - 10/17/14
Take the Adirondack Scenic Railroad Fall Foliage Trail between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and Chairlift) is open until Oct 19 
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. ($) Call 327-6241. 
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. High Falls Gorge is open for the season.
10:00 a.m. - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open
10:30 am Halloween Train from Lake Placid to Saranac Lake 
noon  Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
1 pm - dusk Adirondack Corn Maze, Gabriels, $10/adults, $8 (13-younger) Free/children under 4)
2:30 pm Halloween Train from Lake Placid to Saranac Lake 

Saturday - 10/18/14  
Take the Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and Chairlift) is open until Oct 19 
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. High Falls Gorge is open for the season.
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open.$  Call 327-6241. 
10 am - 10 pm Titus Mountain, Malone's Mud and Mucker Challenge with 5 miles of mud and 25 obstacles (Spectators welcome for $5 fee, children course for 8-15/$20, to benefit the YMCA)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center  is open 
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open
noon. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
11 am - 4 pm Kate Mountain Autumn Leaves and Heaves pumpkin Bowling, bounce house, catapult
11:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Rides: $2.50/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
1 pm - dusk Adirondack Corn Maze, Gabriels, $10/adults, $8 (13-younger) Free/children under 4)
3-5 pm Join illustrator Margo Fish for a book signing of "The Poetry of The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes" at The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid 
8 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Ruckus Circus


Sunday - 10/19/14  
Take the Adirondack Scenic Railroad Fall Foliage Trail between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. $ Call 327-6241. (fee)
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. High Falls Gorge is open for the season.
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking
10:00 a.m. - midnight Bowlwinkles in Lake Placid offers an arcade, laser tag, bowling and more 
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open
11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
11:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Rides: $2.50/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
1 pm - dusk Adirondack Corn Maze, Gabriels, $10/adults, $8 (13-younger) Free/children under 4)

Central Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 10/17/14
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is closed until ski season
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gallery open at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
10 am Adirondack Railroad Pumpkin Train to Wally's Pumpkin Patch
noon Adirondack Railroad Pumpkin Train to Wally's Pumpkin Patch
2:00 pm Adirondack Railroad Pumpkin Train to Wally's Pumpkin Patch
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day. 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum in Old Forge
10:00 a.m. Every Friday bring pre-schoolers to the Johnsburg Library for craft and story time (FREE)

Saturday – 10/18/14
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2015
9 am VIEW 5K Running Colors in Old Forge
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is closed until ski season 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day.  
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum in Old Forge
Best Bet 10 am Adirondack Railroad Pumpkin Train to Wally's Pumpkin Patch
noon Adirondack Railroad Pumpkin Train to Wally's Pumpkin Patch
2:00 pm Adirondack Railroad Pumpkin Train to Wally's Pumpkin Patch

Sunday - 10/10/14 
 Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is closed until ski season 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day.
Best Bet! 

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 10/17/14 
Daily - Use the hiking trails at the New Land Trust, Saranac FREE
6 am - 6 pm Rulf's Orchard (pumpkins and bakery)
7:30 am - 6:30 pm Bankers Apple Orchard, Rt 3, Plattsburgh (apples, petting zoo)
9 am - 7 pm Pray's Family Farm and pumpkin patch
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the cliff rappelling tour (Discounts for residents of Clinton, Essex and Clinton counties)
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Plattsburgh Farmers' and Crafters' Market
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is open until Sunday before closing for the season


9:30 a.m. North Star Underground Railroad Museum Ausable Chasm is open through last Sat in Oct
10 am - 4 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh
10 am - 5 pm Applejacks Orchard Peru
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday  
10 am - 6 pm Country Dream Farms pumpkin patch, horse and wagon rides
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Visit the Clinton County Historical Museum, Plattsburgh (Wed-Sat or by appt)
6:00 pm Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company in Plattsburgh presents: Dr. Beaumont's Tour of Terror, adults/$10, 10 and under $5
Best Bet!7:00 pm Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company in Plattsburgh presents: Lantern-Lit Tour of Dr. Beaumont's Tour of Terror adults/$10, 10 and under $5
7-10 pm  Fort Ticonderoga Corn Maze
9 pm  Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company in Plattsburgh presents: Specters and Soldiers: A tour of the Old Roman Catholic Burial Ground, adults/$10, 10 and under $5

Saturday - 10/18/14
Daily - Use the hiking trails at the New Land Trust, Saranac FREE
6 am - 6 pm Rulf's Orchard (pumpkins and bakery)
7:30 am - 6:30 pm Bankers Apple Orchard, Rt 3, Plattsburgh (apples, petting zoo)
9 am - 7 pm Pray's Family Farm and pumpkin patch
9:00 a.m. Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the cliff rappelling tour (Discounts for residents of Clinton, Essex and Clinton counties)
9 am - 7 pm Pray's Family Farm and pumpkin patch
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is open until Sunday before closing for the season
9:30 a.m. North Star Underground Railroad Museum Ausable Chasm is open through last Sat in Oct
10 am - 4 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh
10 am - 5 pm Applejacks Orchard Peru
10 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown s closed for the season but the Brewster Library is open by appointment for historical research
10 am - 6 pm Country Dream Farms pumpkin patch, horse and wagon rides
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday
10:30 a.m. Story Time at the Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 9 for ages 3-8
1-4 pm Lakeside School's Fall Festival: pony rides, story tilling, scavenger hunts and more, 
6:00 pm  Champlain Valley Film Society presents "The Old Breed" with special guest mark Richey (world-famous mountaineer). Dinner buffet is at 6 pm and film at 7:30 at the Whallonsburg Grange
7-10 pm  Fort Ticonderoga Corn Maze

Sunday - 10/19/14  
Daily - Use the hiking trails at the New Land Trust, Saranac FREE
6 am - 6 pm Rulf's Orchard (pumpkins and bakery)
7:30 am - 6:30 pm Bankers Apple Orchard, Rt 3, Plattsburgh (apples, petting zoo)
9 am - 7 pm Pray's Family Farm and pumpkin patch
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the cliff rappelling tour (Discounts for residents of Clinton, Essex and Clinton counties)
9 am - 7 pm Pray's Family Farm and pumpkin patch
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga last day before closing for the season
9:30 a.m. North Star Underground Railroad Museum Ausable Chasm is open through last Sat in Oct
10 am - 6 pm Country Dream Farms pumpkin patch, horse and wagon rides
10 am - 4 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh
10 am - 5 pm Applejacks Orchard Peru
Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown is closed for the season but the Brewster Library is open by appointment for historical research

Southern Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 10/17/14
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. West Mountain Scenic Chairlift
9:00  a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Bolton Landing Farmers' Market, Goodman Ave,
Best Bet!9 am - 3 pm Halloween Pug party and Parade: Dynamite Hill, Chestertown
10 am Pumpkin Train from Saratoga to North Creek (price includes pumpkin, pony and hayride, goody bag and story time)
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville 
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Warrensburg Farmers' Market GARLIC Festival
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
6:30 - 10 pm Saratoga Scare Fair at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds Fri and Sat in Oct
4-10 pm Schuyler Farmers Haunted Corn Maze and Rock Shop Schuylerville
7 pm Haunted Hayride Stockade and Scariness at Double M, Ballston Spa (not recommended for children under 8) Reservations are required
 7 pm Opera at the National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs
7:30 pm Saratoga Film Forum presents "Boyhood"
7:30 Guided Ghost Tours at Fort William Henry in Lake George
8 pm The Home Made Theatre at the Spa Little Theatre presents "The Addams Family" musical

Saturday – 10/18/14
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
9:30 am Corn Maze 5K at Liberty Farms, 29 Bevis Rd, Schaghticoke
10 am Pumpkin Train from Saratoga to North Creek (price includes pumpkin, pony and hayride, goody bag and story time)
110 am Lake George Cancer awareness 5K
10 am - 10 pm Schuyler Farmers Haunted Corn Maze and Rock Shop Schuylerville
10 am - 6 pm Ellms Family Farm: Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Gemstone Mining and more
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville 
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program) 
noon - 10 pm West Mountain Fall Festival and Haunted Hayrides: pony rides, food, music through Nov 1
Best Bet! 5 pm Northshire Book in Saratoga Springs presents Jasper Fforde, author of the Chronicles of Kazam series
6-8 pm Candlelight tour of Schuyloer House Saratoga National Historical Park
6:30 - 10 pm Saratoga Scare Fair at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds Fri and Sat in Oct
7 pm Laser Tag at the Adventure Family Fun Center, Queensbury
7 pm Haunted Hayride Stockade and Scariness at Double M, Ballston Spa (not recommended for children under 8) Reservations are required
7:30 Guided Ghost Tours at Fort William Henry in Lake George
8 pm The Home Made Theatre at the Spa Little Theatre presents "The Addams Family" musical

Sunday - 10/19/14 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
 8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Kid's Time at the Wells Wesleyan Church in Speculator every Sunday.  Snacks, lessons and fun activities.
10 am - 6 pm Ellms Family Farm: Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Gemstone Mining and more
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville 
11 am - 6 pm Schuyler Farmers Haunted Corn Maze and Rock Shop Schuylerville
noon - 5 pm West Mountain Fall Festival and Haunted Hayrides: pony rides, food, music through Nov 1
noon - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 
7 pm Haunted Hayride Stockade and Scariness at Double M, Ballston Spa (not recommended for children under 8) Reservations are required

photos and content © Diane Chase, used with permission of the Adirondack Family Activities™ Guidebook SeriesAdirondack Family Time™: Tri-Lakes  and High Peaks – July 2012 Adirondack Family Time: Adirondack Coast - Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga – August  2013 Adirondack Family Time: Central Adirondack – July 2015 Adirondack Family Time: Southern Adirondacks – Lake George July 2016 © Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities) available online or bookstores/museums  Diane Chase's  four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™ 

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